Brewed by Cascade Brewery (CUB)
Style: Foreign Stout
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18/5   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Fatty Appleton, a colourful brewery worker, was known for his ability to carry 2 Firkin barrels under his arms (yes, theyre known as Firkins). Its a skill that would work as crowd control when things got out of hand at the local. Deep and rich in colour, Stout has a slightly nutty roasted flavour and chocolate characteristics, with a smooth and creamy body and pleasantly bitter after-taste. Fatty Appleton would approve!

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bridge (659) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - SEP 19, 2005
New label, but same old beer. Not that its bad, its just not a great example of this type of beer. Nearly jet black with virtually no head. If you wait a few seconds, the "virtually" becomes redundant. The aroma is where its all at with this one: roasted coffee and malt, some chocolate and a bit of earth. The flavour is disappointingly sweet and seemingly unbalanced. The palate is pretty weak, but gains a point for the roasty aftertaste. Plenty of room for this to be made into a better beer (not that Id know how to do it!!!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (9426) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 2, 2005
375 ml bottle. Pitch black with a thick brown head. Massive aroma of milk chocolate, malted milk, and a bit of earthiness. Roasty, but not burnt. Nice creamy texture and awesome chocolate malt flavour. Roasty finish with some lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
voota (765) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 11, 2005
Pours jet black with a thick brown head, average retention. Very smokey burnt aroma. Mouthfull is medium but flavour still reasonably full, with some nice roasty bitterness. A little metallic and dirty in the finish, but pretty solid overall, very much in line with invalid stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
strappa (55) - Hobart, AUSTRALIA - JUL 6, 2005
strong coffee taste similar to special stout licorice aroma nice wintery drink if ure a stout lover its a goer if not i wouldnt worry about it

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pjk33 (390) - Sligo - Curllsville Heights, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2005
Bottle. Got this one from motelpogo in Sydney in an on the street trade! Saved for a few months and it is time. Pours nice and dark with a ruby black color and a tan head. Should I spell color with a "u" since this is an Aussie beer? Cool bottle, except that it is a twister. Nice roasted coffee quality. Decent brew with a medium body and a roasted malt flavor and nose. Thanks go out to duff and motelpogo!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
omhper (24627) - Tyres, SWEDEN - JUN 10, 2005
Draught at Irish Murphy, Ballarat. Black, average beige head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Light-medium bodied with some molasses and somewhat raw mouthfeel. Short grassy finish. The Export stout felt more mature and refined
Earlier Rating: 6/10/2005 Total Score: 3.4
Bottled (at AIBA 2005). Very black. Tarry licorice aroma. Sweet and rich on coffee. The coffee just lingers on, passing the somewhat syrupy mouthfeel into the finish where it overpowers the bitterness. One dimensional, and perhaps with simplistic malt character, but after 28 hours on airplanes and umpteen beers at the festival I sure do appreciate the coffee in this beer :-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
joeycapps (1468) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 5, 2005
Very dark brown w/ frothy brown foam. Mildly roasty w/ a slight chocolate & coffee character. Thin, somewhat fizzy feel. Flavour is typical--sweet, light roastiness, chocolate, coffee, mild hops--if not somewhat bland.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Radek Kliber (7276) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUN 5, 2005
Dark brown, creamy head. Low carbonation. Light sweet aroma. Light bodied for a stout with slightly bitter, creamy palate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sammy (11839) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2005
Black with lace in glass. Appropriate carbonation and medium mouthfeel. More bitterness than roast, some coffee, caramel malt and syruppy sweetness chunk in the middle. Bittersweet finish. Drinkable reasonable stout.Thanks DouglasD for bringing back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimE (5608) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 5, 2005
Dark brown head, pitch black color. I couldnt figure out the nose at first, but after it warmed up a bit I got sensous milk chocolate, dark fruit and licorice and BBQ sauce. Very light bodied with milk chocolate dancing in the mouth. The finish is a bit watery, but still has some decent hop presence. Decent stuff.

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